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27th April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important news stories
India TV News Desk April 27, 2016 19:56 IST
India TV News Desk

National News

AgustaWestland scam: Manmohan Singh rebuts BJP's charge
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday rebutted the Bharatiya Janata Party's allegation of corruption in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, asserting there was "no case in this". Read more

Government to set up n-plants in Uttarakhand, north India
The government is exploring avenues to expand nuclear energy programme and set up plants in north India, including in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Read more

Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi clashes with Najma Heptulla in Lok Sabha
Two senior leaders, Asaduddin Owaisi of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) and union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla, clashed fiercely in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday after the minister made some "personal" remarks. Read more

No floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly on April 29, President's rule to continue
The stay on Uttarakhand High Court's order revoking President's rule will continue for the time being as the Supreme Court  fixed May 3 as the next date for hearing in this matter. Read more

AAP announces new National Executive, includes seven women
The Aam Aadmi Party today announced its new National Executive (NE), the party's second-highest decision making body, with 17 new names which include seven women, a departure from the past when it had no female representation. Read more

International News

Kohinoor was given to Britain after agreement: Pakistan
Pakistan's Punjab government has said that the famed Kohinoor diamond was given to Britain following an agreement between Raja Ranjit Singh and the East India Company in 1849. Read more

Donald Trump crosses 50% popularity mark for first time: Poll
For the first time, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has crossed 50 per cent popularity mark, according to a latest opinion poll released on Tuesday, ahead of primaries in five delegate-rich East Coast states. Read more

Pakistani Sikhs open temple after 73 years, risking attacks
An armed policeman stood guard outside the 300-year-old Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara, in northwest Pakistan. Read more

Business News

IT sector’s revenue growth to stabilise at 11-13 pc: Moody’s
Economic stability in developed countries will fuel growth in the IT services sector benefiting Indian companies, which will see revenue growth stabilise at around 13 per cent, Moody’s Investors Service said today. Read more

Telenor threatens to exit India, runs up huge operating loss
Posting a huge operating loss of 3,100 million Norwegian Krone (around Rs 2,530 crore) for its Indian telecom business, Telenor on Wednseday threatened to exit India if it fails to procure spectrum at reasonable rates. Read more

Entertainment News

Shah Rukh Khan has high hopes for Manoj Bajpayee's 'Traffic'
After Salman Khan, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has come forward to root for the success of Manoj Bajpayee's “Traffic”. He says he has learnt a lot from Manoj and wished him "all the luck" for the film. Read more

Kirron Kher’s stunning transformation will make your jaws drop in amazement
Kirron Kher is one such lady in B-town who continues to mesmerize the audiences with her enigmatic charm and personality since many years. Read more

Sports News

India to send largest ever Olympic contingent in Rio 2016
The Union sports ministry has set a target of 10-plus medals at the forthcoming Rio de Janerio Olympics that will see the largest-ever Indian contingent of athletes participating. Read more

No IPL match in Maharashtra after May 1, SC upholds Bombay HC order
The Supreme Court today dismissed the Maharashtra and Mumbai Cricket Associations plea challenging a Bombay High Court ruling prohibiting Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches in Maharashtra due to drought condition. Read more

IPL 2016: Table toppers KKR take on holders MI in high-profile clash
The odds are in favour of table toppers Kolkata Knight Riders as they square off against defending champions Mumbai Indians, experiencing a campaign that is oscillating between high and low, in a potentially exciting Indian Premier League contest here tomorrow. Read more